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Vegetable gardens, urban farming, backyard chickens and serene floral displays. The back yards of Central Ohio can be used for both functional food gardens or nature-filled retreats. The “In My Garden” series takes a peek at some of the most interesting gardens in the city.

In My Garden: Kellie and Jeremy Gedert

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: Kellie and Jeremy Gedert

Growing food in 1,000 square-feet of space can net you a lot of produce. “We’ve lived here 13 years and have been gardening here for 10,” says Jeremy Gedert. “The garden just grew and grew and grew. What we don’t eat, we can, ferment, or pickle, and also share with friends and family.” Jeremy, nor […]

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In My Garden: Clintonville Urban Homestead

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: Clintonville Urban Homestead

Jared Boyd is another person who did not grow up having a garden. His interest in food began later on in life while working at Northstar Café. Then he read Wendell Berry’s ideas and was hooked. Boyd and his wife Jaime moved to their home in Clintonville eight years ago and have been gardening for […]

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In My Garden: Robin Oatts’s pretty and practical backyard

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: Robin Oatts’s pretty and practical backyard

Robin Oatts bought her home in Clintonville about three years ago and has been slowly working to improve it. She loves fresh fruit, tomatoes and hot peppers. A Belle of Georgia peach tree was one of the first things she planted. “I love peaches,” she says. Although this year, squirrels have managed to get every […]

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City Folk’s Farm Shop offers urban homesteading tools and education

Anne Evans Anne Evans City Folk’s Farm Shop offers urban homesteading tools and education

A new shop in Clintonville wants to become your go-to place for all things homesteading. City Folk’s Farm Shop is full of everything you need to turn your city lot into a productive urban homestead. You’ll find the tools, supplies, and know-how to get you raising chickens, composting with worms, and keeping bees. Shawn Fiegelist […]

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In My Garden: Front Street Farmers

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: Front Street Farmers

Roommates Mike Minnix and Brandon Hulett have been working on their garden for about a year. The house they moved in to had a large in ground pool that had been filled in with dirt. The space makes a great place for a garden! They needed to add a few deposits of soil to it […]

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In My Garden: The Sherwood’s Large Lot in Linden

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: The Sherwood’s Large Lot in Linden

Our adventure in gardens continues with Stephanie and Dan Sherwood’s large and bountiful Garden of Eatin’ in Linden. When they purchased their home three years ago, they were pleasantly surprised to find out that it also came with quite a bit of land. They were not strangers to having a garden – they had previously […]

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In My Garden: The Summit Community Garden

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: The Summit Community Garden

Britany Hoeffer did not grow up gardening. She got involved with the Summit Community Garden and has been leading it for about two years. The garden was started in 2008 by Josh Blankenbeckler. He was involved in the student chapter of the University Area Enrichment Association (UAEA). Catherine Girves introduced him to April Calkovsky, another […]

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